(2016/11/29) The divide at the heart of progressive politics
Edition #1061 Today we look at the argument going on about the direction and focus the progressive movement and Democratic party should take in the wake of the election. Identity politics, essential or a destructive distraction? Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Pundits Blame Trump on Those Most Vulnerable to Trump - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-25-16 Ch. 3: Song 1: Blame Me! Blame Me! - Anberlin Ch. 4: Act 2: Bernie Sanders draws the connection between identity and class - The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) - Air Date 11-21-16 Ch. 5: Song 2: Together we fight alone - Darlings Ch. 6: Act 3: SURJ on how to open up the discussion about class, race, gender... - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date 11-24-16 Ch. 7: Song 3: My Conversation - The Uniques Ch. 8: Act 4: Seeing intersectionality as the important takeaway from the election - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 11-25-16 Ch. 9: Song 4: Let's Organize - Organized Konfusion Ch. 10: Act 5: Identity-only politics is not enough - The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) - Air Date 11-22-16 Ch. 11: Song 5: Oppression - Ben Harper Ch. 12: Act 6: It's time to stand up and fight for everyone who will be hurt by a Trump presidency - Savage Love w: @FakeDanSavage - Air Date 11-15-16 Voicemails Ch. 13: Explaining whiteness - Lee from San Diego Ch. 14: The way we talk about class, work and education - Chris from Littleton, CO Ch. 15: How do we fight against the wall and for religious liberty? - Darice from Washington, DC Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 16: Final comments on post-election activism and a brief history of progressive economics in the Democratic party Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!